The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:07 pm

Once I round over the top it will look more pleasing to the eye I think.


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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by narfi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:01 pm

How does it look with the square corner against the chine?

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:43 pm

Not as good, and I'd end up shaving off a lot of the height to get it smooth with the sides.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:56 pm

It's getting time to start a ton of sanding, and I'm already itchy. I have an old shop vac, and an old orbital sander......why not duct tape them together? Well Gorilla tape at least and a few zip ties.
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Seems to work pretty good and should greatly cut down on the dust.

I also fixed up most of the air bubbles I had. I ground them out with a dremel bit, then went over them with a mix of epoxy and milled fibers.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Fuzz » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:12 am

Not sure how flexible your hose is but there is an orange hose for that vac that is pretty flexible. It might make things work a little easier for you. Anything you do to catch the dust from the start will be a big help.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Browndog » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:33 am

My sanders just blow dust everywhere. I do a lot of vacuuming after the fact. Every so often, I open the garage door and use the leaf blower to blow it away on to the gravel driveway. Sanding is my least favorite part of boat building. Have at it. Use whatever you can that makes dust reduction/collection easier. Always use a mask or respirator if you got one.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Noles309 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:18 am

silentneko wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:56 pm
It's getting time to start a ton of sanding, and I'm already itchy. I have an old shop vac, and an old orbital sander......why not duct tape them together? Well Gorilla tape at least and a few zip ties.
Seems to work pretty good and should greatly cut down on the dust.
I did the same exact thing. It really makes a huge difference.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:55 pm

So the good news is duct taping the shop vac to the sander seems to work really well. I sanded for section tonight and there was barely any dust. I would say it reduced the dust by at least 2/3's. Bad news is my sander is on it's last leg, I'll need to replace it before the marathon of sanding ahead.

I was able to get out today and get some more resin so I should be good to go this week. After sanding I'll need to build up the last foot or so near the transom to get rid of the slight rocker it has.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:30 pm

The 5" orbital sander of my dreams....
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Was going to get another dewalt, but looked into it and went with the ridgid. 3 amps, variable speed, connection ready for the shop vac, and a Lifetime warranty! (As long as it's registered, and it is). It was the same price as the basic dewalt, $59.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Pat4 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm

Sanding time :(
The most essential and the same time worst thing of boatbuilding

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